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Nickname Jivaro
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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > WoW Security Warning
4. Re: WoW Security Warning Jun 25, 2013, 12:25 Jivaro
 
I suspect the issue is that people who buy authenticators often set up their account so that it doesn't require the authenticator every time they log in. I am not saying that Blizzard hasn't ever had security issues of their own, I am sure they have. I am just pointing out that there are plenty of people who go and get an authenticator and then neuter it's effectiveness.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 24, 2013, 13:15 Jivaro
 
I will be disappointed if Ballmer makes it past Q1 of 2014. I won't be shocked or surprised if he does, but the arrogance that protrudes from Redmond, the series of missteps and general asshatery that has been coming from the executives in nearly every division, and the general failure of all of Microsoft's divisions to actually provide products that their core customer base can be excited about are all indications that the major changes need to happen at the top.

I agree with the skepticism of most people, it probably won't happen, but if there was ever a company that needed to make wholesale changes in environment and approach from the top down..it is Microsoft.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate III Battling Through "Legal Hell"?
12. Re: Baldur's Gate III Battling Through Jun 24, 2013, 12:18 Jivaro
 
EA, Acti-Blizz, Ubisoft...all big corporations that have done some shady shit that customers have plenty of reasons to be upset about. That said, no publisher pisses me off more than Atari. What they have done to basically every franchise and developer they have come into contact with over the last 15+ years is incredibly infuriating. I am constantly baffled as to why anyone would do business with them. I mean, they can't even run their online store without fucking over their partners and their customers....let alone publish a game.

I am not a violent man by any means, and I am definitely not one of those Internet tough guys, but what I would give to have just 5-10 minutes alone with the suits at Atari. Just give me a taser, I don't even need a real weapon.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Jun 24, 2013, 12:00 Jivaro
 
I have used them for some older DLC that was on sale for like a buck.

I haven't really made a conscious effort not to shop from the Gamestop online store, they just don't have very good deals...and when they do someone else that I use more often usually has the same deal. I don't like the UI of the software and I find the installation process of purchases needlessly awkward. I have to install a loader to download a program to get a code to put into Steam? lolwut?

It is like they aren't even trying. To be fair, plenty of other places do the same thing (Amazon), and I find it just as ludicrous. (although Amazon allows you to skip that by simply viewing the serial number at your account page now)

All of that said, if I do decide to buy a game on "Day One", which is VERY rare, and that game has a boxed version...I usually do go to my local Gamestop to pick it up. I have known the core staff at my closest store for an extended period of time and while I know they work for a faceless large corporation, I also know that if I have any issues they will take care of me. Only place I can shop at locally where if my PC game doesn't work when I get home they will take it back and refund my money or replace the game in a timely fashion without me having to jump through a bunch of hoops or call some 1800 number. I know the company doesn't want them doing that, but since they have and they will...I continue to shop from that one store.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 24, 2013, 01:52 Jivaro
 
I know..the nerve of that Tumbler guy...spending his money on whatever he wants. What a jerk. I mean, who spends their money on things they actually want?

Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Surgeon Simulator 2013 Adds TF2 Characters
8. Re: Surgeon Simulator 2013 Adds TF2 Characters Jun 23, 2013, 13:56 Jivaro
 
Dev wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 12:33:
Jivaro wrote on Jun 22, 2013, 01:55:
They will sell copies by the bucket load if they add gynecology DLC.


While a certain segment of people would be into surgery on that part of the body, that wouldn't be me.

That's a good thing Dev. It was a joke.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
61. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 23, 2013, 03:08 Jivaro
 
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 02:24:
The ship insurance thing has me a bit worried. Say shit goes bad and you lose your ship and you have no insurance. Are you then totally, utterly fucked? No ship = you can't play until you cough up $30 in actual cash to buy a new one?

Creston

From the FAQ:

"What happens if I don’t have insurance?
Your character will have to buy a new ship with any credits he has, or if he doesn't have enough credits fly missions for a third party (both NPC and player) until he’s earned enough to buy his own ship again."

edit: beat me too it, but I am leaving it. so there. bleh.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2013, 02:26 Jivaro
 
Truer words are rarely spoken. Allthumbsup  
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
56. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 23, 2013, 02:24 Jivaro
 
I highly recommend you post some of those questions, particularly that last bit, on the official forums. I myself would like to see the response, both from the developers and the community.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2013, 01:11 Jivaro
 
Wait..you read a book, liked it, saw they made a movie out of it....and actually expected the movie to be true to the book? You have a better chance of seeing a unicorn in your backyard.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
48. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 23:43 Jivaro
 
I understand what you are saying ItBurn, but that doesn't change the practical reality. I think when people read "this won't be Pay2Win" they are not expecting to read on the site that certain ships will be available via microtransaction. They aren't the first developers to use this version of the definition though. It is basically what everyone is doing now. They sell mounts, they sell bank slots, they sell potions....all of which can be earned in "MMO #365" by playing normally....or you can shorten the "earning time" by just paying some money. Customers call that Pay2Win, developers call that "a customizable playing experience".  
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
46. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 23:30 Jivaro
 
Dev, they address all of that regarding subscriptions very clearly.

Direct quote from the site:

"To that end, we want to make clear that there will NEVER be a subscription needed to play Star Citizen. Once you have backed you should not have to spend extra money to play the game. Similarly, Star Citizen will never be ‘pay to win,’ so we are not going to offer a subscription plan that gives some users special equipment or additional money or any kind of edge in combat. We feel strongly that everything that affects gameplay can be earned in game via your actions."

The subscriptions are literally only for news and access to the development team and process.

But it does bring up that Pay2Win topic and it is obvious to me that the developers are using a pretty loose interpretation of the term. They are saying that as long as everything in the store can be earned in the game, it isn't Pay2Win. I think most players would agree that if you can buy ships, regardless of whether they are able to be earned in game, that moves you over into the Pay2Win category. As I stated below, I couldn't give a shit less if someone wants to pay not to play the game. I do understand however that some people dislike that a developer would say it isn't Pay2Win and then sell anything other than cosmetic things in the store.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
30. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 21:16 Jivaro
 
While I understand some of the skepticism, I am going to give it a go. I don't really care what other people are willing to pay to not have to actually play the game so long as I am actually having fun playing the game. If Roberts and his company can make money off of people who would rather open their wallets than play the game...more power to them. The game itself, based on the videos and interviews I have seen, looks to be worth playing. The private servers and modding capabilities are two of the major selling points for me. Without them I would be waiting until after release and reviews to put down any money.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
22. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 20:25 Jivaro
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Jun 22, 2013, 17:41:
If you don't have the budget for an expense don't spend! You can always wait to see if this game is one you want to play, never mind if it might become a preferred game.

Gee..thanks Dad! Financial advice was exactly what I was hoping to get!

I mean seriously...we are talking about 300 dollars or less not a new Ferrari. The cost isn't the issue. I can always go steal from the kids bank accounts or mug some old people on the street if I need some more cash to feed my gaming habit. Rolleyes

Anyway, I am buying in. Probably somewhere in the $60-$100 range, have to study things a bit more tonight. I have been pretty picky about what I will Kickstart. I am in Project Eternity and Carmageddon, that is it. This project just looks too awesome though, and the space combat genre badly needs to be.....wait for it....KICKSTARTED.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
4. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 16:48 Jivaro
 
lol..not at all...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance
2. Re: Star Citizen - Life Time Insurance Last Chance Jun 22, 2013, 16:29 Jivaro
 
I am almost investing in this game.

Quick, someone talk me out of it.
 
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News Comments > Surgeon Simulator 2013 Adds TF2 Characters
4. Re: Surgeon Simulator 2013 Adds TF2 Characters Jun 22, 2013, 01:55 Jivaro
 
They will sell copies by the bucket load if they add gynecology DLC.


 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep Footage
26. Re: Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep Footage Jun 21, 2013, 16:23 Jivaro
 
Only 30% porn?  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep Footage
9. Re: Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep Footage Jun 21, 2013, 11:17 Jivaro
 
nin wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 10:36:
Between the game and the season pass I have invested a grand total of 25 dollars in BL2

If you have the season pass, you're already entitled to this.


Oh, very cool. I thought the pass was over since I didn't have access to that new melee character. I wasn't really paying attention, that new character didn't interest me much so I didn't look into it much, thanks for clearing that up.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep Footage
5. Re: Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep Footage Jun 21, 2013, 10:35 Jivaro
 
I might actually go for this..that looked like something I would enjoy. Depends on the price. Between the game and the season pass I have invested a grand total of 25 dollars in BL2, mainly thanks to some great sales and good timing. If I could snag this for 5 bucks at some point, that would keep me right at the 30 dollar mark....which is exactly what I think this game and all of it's DLC would be worth to me if I could somehow just buy all of it at once in a single purchase/download.  
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